69 players granted special eligibility for 2023 NFL Draft

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Kayshon Boutte
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13 additional players who have graduated also eligible for selection

The National Football League announced today the names of 69 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2023 NFL Draft and 13 underclassmen who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 27-29 Draft in Kansas City, Missouri.

Each of the 69 players listed below have met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their college football eligibility by submitting written notification to the league office on or before the January 16 deadline. Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

The players granted special eligibility for the 2023 NFL Draft:

Name Pos College
1 Abanikanda, Israel RB Pittsburgh
2 Achane, Devon RB Texas A&M
3 Addison, Jordan WR Southern California
4 Anderson, M.J. DE Iowa State
5 Anudike-Uzomah, Felix DE Kansas State
6 Austin, Alex DB Oregon State
7 Banks, Deonte DB Maryland
8 Bigsby, Tank RB Auburn
9 Boutte, Kayshon WR LSU
10 Bradford, Anthony G LSU
11 Branch, Brian DB Alabama
12 Bresee, Bryan DT Clemson
13 Carter, Jalen DT Georgia
14 Dexter, Gervon DT Florida
15 Downs, Josh WR North Carolina
16 Evans, Zach RB Mississippi
17 Forbes, Emmanuel DB Mississippi State
18 Gibbs, Jahmyr RB Alabama
19 Gonzalez, Christian DB Oregon
20 Harrison, Anton T Oklahoma
21 Herbig, Nick LB Wisconsin
22 Hill, Brandon DB Pittsburgh
23 Hyatt, Jalin WR Tennessee
24 Jarrett, Rakim WR Maryland
25 Johnson, Antonio DB Texas A&M
26 Johnston, Quentin WR TCU
27 Jones, Broderick T Georgia
28 Jones, Jaylon DB Texas A&M
29 Joseph, Brandon DB Notre Dame
30 Kancey, Calijah DT Pittsburgh
31 Kraft, Tucker TE South Dakota State
32 Mayer, Michael TE Notre Dame
33 McBride, DeWayne RB Alabama-Birmingham
34 McKee, Tanner QB Stanford
35 Miller, Kendre RB TCU
36 Mims, Marvin WR Oklahoma
37 Mitchell, Cameron DB Northwestern
38 Mitchell, Keaton RB East Carolina
39 Murphy, Myles DE Clemson
40 Nichols, Lew RB Central Michigan
41 Ojulari, B.J. DE LSU
42 Pelley, J-Min DT Calgary (Canada)
43 Phillips, Clark DB Utah
44 Porter, Joey DB Penn State
45 Richardson, Anthony QB Florida
46 Ricks, Eli DB Alabama
47 Ringo, Kelee DB Georgia
48 Robinson, Bijan RB Texas
49 Roy, Jaquelin DT LSU
50 Sanders, Drew LB Arkansas
51 Scott, Tyler WR Cincinnati
52 Sewell, Noah LB Oregon
53 Skoronski, Peter T Northwestern
54 Smith, Cam DB South Carolina
55 Smith-Njigba, Jaxon WR Ohio State
56 Strange, Brenton TE Penn State
57 Stroud, C.J. QB Ohio State
58 Tippmann, Joseph C Wisconsin
59 Torrence, Rashad DB Florida
60 Tucker, Sean RB Syracuse
61 Tuipulotu, Tuli DE Southern California
62 Valentine, Carrington DB Kentucky
63 Van Ness, Lukas DE Iowa
64 Vaughn, Deuce RB Kansas State
65 Washington, Darnell TE Georgia
66 Washington, Parker WR Penn State
67 Williams, Garrett DB Syracuse
68 Wooden, Colby DE Auburn
69 Wypler, Luke C Ohio State

The following 13 underclassmen have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements. Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

Name Pos College
1 Anderson, Will LB Alabama
2 Douglas, Demario WR Liberty
3 Foskey, Isaiah DE Notre Dame
4 Hickman, Ronnie DB Ohio State
5 Hull, Evan RB Northwestern
6 Johnson, Paris T Ohio State
7 McClendon, Warren T Georgia
8 Morris, Mike DE Michigan
9 Simpson, Trenton LB Clemson
10 Smith, Mazi DT Michigan
11 Spears, Tyjae RB Tulane
12 Turner, D.J. DB Michigan
13 Young, Bryce QB Alabama

The following players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without the need for special eligibility; however, such players may be eligible to remove their name from consideration on or before the February 3, 2023 deadline to opt out of the Draft:

Name Pos School
1 Bachmeier, Hank QB Boise State
2 Billingsley, Jahleel TE Texas
3 Musgrave, Luke TE Oregon State
4 Smith, Ainias WR Texas A&M


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